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HUGE NEWS!!! My book: New York in the Snow comes out worldwide TOMORROW!!!!!

Here: bit.ly/newyorkinthesnow

In all major stores (Target, Walmart, front table in most Barnes and Nobles, and most indie stores + online in the U.S. and in all major and indie store in the U.K.)

🤗🎆🎇🎆🤗

Context:

Back in 2010, I barely had enough money to clothe myself properly in the winter. That never really bothered me since I had grown up in similar financial circumstances. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary to not be prepared for bad circumstances.

The one thing I did have in abundance were dreams: dreams at night that I would look forward to every day, dreams that got me through the darkest moments. A dream that played on the back of my eyelids over and over again was of one of the first snowstorms in my memory from when I was a child. That feeling was the warm cozy light at night making life a little less cold.

I had only been taking photos for a few months as a habit to erase the stress of quitting working 7 days a week/10-14 hours a day for a decade all to take out loans to go to college and finish a degree I had to abandon in my early 20s because of life: life that stung most days of defeat, exhaustion, survival. .


It started to snow and I ran out of my apartment in jeans, old sneakers, a thin sweater, ripped cloth gloves, a ratty old scarf and walked a few miles uptown to Central Park from where I lived on the Lower East Side because I couldn't justify spending money on a train ride.

There weren't many people in the park that day because those first few snowflakes turned into a blizzard with 60 mph wind gusts and blowing ice and snow. My hands and legs got drenched quickly in the snowdrifts and frostbite threatened my face and fingertips more times than I can count. I didn't care though.



I just wanted to step into my dreams for once. .

And I did.

This is one of the photos I took that day. I didn't know anything about photography and probably knew even less about how to use my camera.

I just knew what I wanted to capture: that feeling of pure, unadulterated wonder.
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HUGE NEWS!!!!!!! My book is releasing worldwide on Sept 5, 2017 and is NOW available for pre-order!

U.S. it's here to pre-order - > http://bit.ly/newyorkinthesnow

Live elsewhere? ALL info and links here to order -> http://bit.ly/nyinthesnowbook

Here is a teaser of me flipping through the first ever copy of it today :) :) :) (info below!)

I have been photographing every snowstorm in NYC for the last 6 years. I walk up to 8 miles at a time through blizzards, nor'easters, and all sorts of snowstorms. I am forever trying to capture the feelings of loneliness, isolation, anxiety, longing, and nostalgia that are felt as a New Yorker and snowstorms are the best time to attempt such a sort of ephemeral pursuit.

I feel a little stripped bare releasing this into the wild. This is my life's passion.

(the track in this teaser is the track I listened to while editing 90% of the photos in this book, it is from the soundtrack Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman. That film is one of the biggest influences on my work and soul.)
I hope you enjoy.

Please let me know if you pre-order and thank you in advance :). Your support and messages always puts a smile on my face.
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New York City...

Cherry blossoms in Central Park

(my YouTube channel: bit.ly/subtoviv <-new videos twice a week!)


#spring #springtime #sakura #cherryblossom #cherryblossoms #nature #nyc #newyorkcity
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I was interviewed months ago by B&H for their Women of Influence series.

I talk about my start in photography, how I got started with travel photography, themes in my work and all kind of stuff!!!

Hope you enjoy :)

(and while you are at it, feel free to check out my channel too!! Here: bit.ly/subtotviv )
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New York City Spring...

TONS more here -> bit.ly/springnycviv

(leave a comment at the above link if you enjoyed the many photos of NYC in the springtime)

:)

#springtime #spring #nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #nycspring #cherryblossom #cherryblossoms #sakura #hanami #nature
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New York City in the Springtime...

Lots of cherry blossoms and beautiful blossoms. Hope you enjoy! :)


#nyc #newyorkcity #spring #springtime #cherryblossoms #sakura #hanami #centralpark #nature
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New York City...

(Newest video is secrets to gaining more Instagram followers here: bit.ly/instagramviv )

🌸

#newyorkcity #nyc #photography #brooklyn #cityscape #travel #travelphotography
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I get asked this question all the time since I have so many followers on Instagram. So, I decided to answer and give REAL tips about how to get more followers.

Hope this helps.

P.S. In the first comment on my video on YouTube, I ask people to share their Instagrams! Would love to check them out so comment there with yours!!!
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New York in the Snow

Video with TONS of NYC snow photos here - > bit.ly/nyinthesnow

(the video is very personal and I explain why I have walked 8 miles in the snow at night in NYC to take photos in every snowstorm)

- V

#nyc #newyorkcity #snow #photography #nycskyline #newyork #bigapple #cityscape #weather
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